Mobile & Fixed Hoists

Eastern Adaptations supply a wide range of mobile and fixed hoisting systems, and their product knowledge and experience in moving and handling will give you peace of mind that your staff and residents will be in safe hands.

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Moving and handling in residential care can cause

  • long-term and often life-changing pain and musculoskeletal disorders among carers
  • accidental injury both to carers and residents
  • discomfort and loss of dignity for residents

While training can help alleviate some of these factors, using a hoist will make the biggest differences.

Here are a few examples of the hoisting systems we offer:

  • Mobile

Because of their versatility, these self-contained hoists are the most widely-used system. They are easily transportable and moved between rooms. They can be used to lift residents into and out of a bed or bath, on and off a toilet or chair, in and out of a vehicle, or even from the floor in the event of a fall.

  • Gantry

A gantry hoist is capable of hoisting across a distance of two to five metres without moving the gantry frame, whereas a mobile hoist would need to be moved while loaded to cover the equivalent distance. This makes a gantry hoist the preferable option for medium-term use in a particular location.

As it is freestanding, a gantry hoist can be easily redeployed when the requirement changes.

  • Ceiling track

A ceiling track hoist is the best option for safe, efficient transfer where hoisting needs are more permanent and may be required between multiple points around a room.

Ceiling track hoists may also be operated by the user without carer intervention, giving them greater independence and reducing staffing requirements.

It is, however, essential that the correct type of hoist is used for each application; improper use can be equally hazardous as using none at all, as this guide published by HSE illustrates.

Eastern Adaptations provide professional advice, design, installation and training to ensure carers and hoist users are kept safe.